Through a public records request, Yahoo Sports obtained text messages from the cell phone of Washington State coach Mike Leach, sent to various Pac-12 executives, that underline Leach’s frustration with a controversial no-call from the Cougars’ Sept. 21 loss at USC. Trojans linebacker Porter Gustin was not penalized for targeting after making clear helmet-to-helmet contact with WSU quarterback Gardner Minshew at a critical juncture of the week four game in Los Angeles. Leach had urged reporters to contact Pac-12 General Counsel Woodie Dixon, who handles football matters, about the play during a press conference the following week. The Cougars coach apparently took matter into his own hands and got through to Dixon himself, Pete Thamel wrote. Per Yahoo records, Leach sent this text to Dixon: “Don’t ever waste my time, making me sit through some sanctimonious speech or demonstration on player safety or targeting if you are going to continue to … [Read more...] about Mike Leach’s text messages show his frustration with Pac-12 officials following WSU’s loss to USC
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Sharon Coolidge Cincinnati Enquirer Published 6:58 PM EDT Oct 19, 2018 Five Democratic members of Cincinnati City Council spent the first three months of this year talking about city business via text, discussions that encompassed the former city manager, nixing appointments to boards and what they thought about a possible FC Cincinnati stadium deal. And at times, they expressed contempt for Mayor John Cranley, a fellow Democrat. "He just flat out lied," Councilman Wendell Young said in a March 16 text. In the same text, Young referred to Cranley as a "little sucker." "Cranley could be lying to me," Councilman Chris Seelbach said in a March 12 text. "Would never trust him for a second." The texts, long rumored to read like a salacious novel, don't come close to that. They're more City Hall confidential, a primer on how things get done behind the scenes. Speculation about the texts – what they say, how many they are – has created a firestorm in … [Read more...] about Cincinnati City Council’s secret text messages released
Kerry Berchem, a mutual friend of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, has been trying to send text messages from Kavanaugh to the FBI, NBC News reported Monday. Berchem says the texts show Kavanaugh reaching out to people who could vouch for him, before the publication of the New Yorker article in which Ramirez alleged that Kavanaugh forcibly exposed himself to her during a drunken college party. Who is Kerry Berchem? Kerry Berchem, 51, was a classmate of Kavanaugh and Ramirez at Yale University. Today, she is a partner in the New York City law firm Akin Gump. According to her Twitter bio, she specializes in mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. What's in the text messages? They could be evidence of perjury. In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last Thursday, Kavanaugh testified that he first heard about Deborah Ramirez's allegations against him when the New Yorker article was published last week. But the text … [Read more...] about Who is Kerry Berchem, the woman releasing text messages from Kavanaugh?
David Choi, provided by Published 8:23 pm CDT, Monday, October 1, 2018 FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, listens to Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. speak during a Senate Judiciary Committee nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, listens to Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. speak during a Senate Judiciary Committee nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta Senate Judiciary Committee member Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) (C) speaks with colleagues after a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on September 28, 2018, on the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. - Kavanaugh's contentious Supreme Court nomination will be put to an initial vote Friday, the day after a dramatic Senate hearing saw the judge … [Read more...] about Text messages between Brett Kavanaugh and his classmates seem to contradict his Senate testimony
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByPatricia Mazzei Sept. 28, 2018 MIAMI — Text messages portraying the campaign of Florida’s Democratic candidate for governor as anti-Semitic buzzed into the cellphones of some Jewish voters on Thursday night, escalating political attacks in a closely watched race that has already been ugly. “Newly-unearthed comments made by Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum’s running mate raise serious concerns about Gillum’s ever-mounting ties to blatant anti-Semitism,” the text messages read. The messages referred to comments made nearly two decades ago by Chris King, Mr. Gillum’s pick to be lieutenant governor, when Mr. King was in college. Mr. Gillum’s campaign called the messages a sign of “abusive tactics” by his … [Read more...] about Text Messages to Jewish Voters Inflame Tense Florida Governor’s Race